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  1. Thyroid Surgery

    Thyroid surgery is used to treat thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, and hyperthyroidism. During this procedure, part or all of the thyroid gland is removed.

  2. Making the Most of Your Appointment - Topic Overview

    Many people are more satisfied with their health care if they share the responsibility with their health professionals. Your health professional is an expert on medical care, but you are the expert on yourself. Often there is more than one option for diagnosing or treating a condition. By partnering with your health professional, you can help choose the option that best fits your values, beliefs,

  3. Progesterone

    A progesterone test measures the amount of the hormone progesterone in a blood sample. Progesterone is a female hormone produced by the ovaries during release of a mature egg from an ovary (ovulation).

  4. Pelvic Examination

    A pelvic examination is a complete physical exam of a woman's pelvic organs by a health professional. A pelvic exam helps a health professional evaluate the size and position of the vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.

  5. Luteinizing Hormone

    A luteinizing hormone test measures the amount of luteinizing hormone (LH) in a sample of blood or urine. LH is produced by the pituitary gland. In women, LH helps regulate the menstrual cycle and egg production (ovulation).

  6. Follicle-Stimulating Hormone

    A follicle-stimulating hormone test measures the amount of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in a blood sample.

  7. Causes and Symptoms of Chronic Pelvic Pain

    Chronic pelvic pain is often misdiagnosed. Learn about the various conditions that cause it and how the symptoms and treatments differ.

  8. Vaginal Cysts

    WebMD discusses symptoms, causes, and treatments of vaginal cysts.

  9. What Is Adenomyosis?

    WebMD explains adenomyosis as well as its symptoms, causes, and treatments.

  10. Exercise Tips for Women Over 50

    Read these exercise tips for women over age 50.

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